Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour


Trip Introduction

This tour covers the major places in Lhasa City: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, Drepung and Sera monastery, and you can see Yamdrok Lake is one of the biggest and beautiful lake in Tibet. Yamdrok means turquoise in Tibetan language. In fact, the lake looks exactly as beautiful as turquoise blue during the good weather days. This freshwater lake, unlike other Tibetan lakes, is sweet and non-saline, extending for 624 sq. km., in the shape of two pincers of a large scorpion. You can have a stop on its bank and enjoy photography here and then you can see glacier with beautiful views of Mt. Everest from Base Camp, the highest mountain in the world. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Lhasa arrival (3650m)
Fly to Gongkar Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 02: Lhasa
Visit Potala palace, Jokhang temple & Barkhor Bazar.

Day 03: Lhasa
Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.

Day 04: Lhasa – Shigatse (3900m) via Gyantse
Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse.

Day 05: Shigatse – Everest Base camp (5200m)
Visit Tashilunpo Monastery and leave for Everest Base Camp

Day 06: Everest Base Camp – Shigatse (3900m)
In the morning, sunrise of Everest Peak (weather permitted) and then visit Rongbu Monastery.

Day 07: Shigatse – Lhasa
Drive back to Lhasa via Yalong Valley.

Day 08: Departure
Free till departure. Transfer to airport, fly to onward destination.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa (95 km - It takes approx. 2 hours to Lhasa through the Yerlung Tsangpo and the Lhasa Kyichu River).

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Potala palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. It was built in the 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalailama in the 17th century.  Afternoon visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market, this is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought to Tibet by the Chinese princess Wenchen.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Lhasa Tour
After breakfast, visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, which was built in 1416 by Jamyang chojie a disciple of Tsongkhapa. Afternoon visit Sera monastery located in north of Lhasa city, It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choeji, a disciple of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera monastery is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360km
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok lake (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa.

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; and then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half drive, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp (5200)
In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gazt at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.

Accommodation: Guest House or Tent, Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: EBC (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together and later trek from lodging place to EBC (4kms, or take Eco bus). You can visit the Everest Base Camp and take the close-up shot of Mt. Everest. Finally, we will drive back to Shigatse.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 7: Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m)350km
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa by following Yalong Valley. You can stand on the viewing platform and view the vast Yalong River bed. Finally the guide will transfer you back to your hotels in Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Departure from Lhasa
Departure from Lhasa airport and fly to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices

We have Join-in small group with fixed departure dates so, please kindly check our departure date list as given below and select one from them or if you couldn’t find the suitable date for your travel schedule, please contact us and we will help you to plan a holiday according to your schedule. And also please note that this is tailor-made tour. You can add or reduce the days as per your time availability. All tailor-made trip or same trip can be organized on private basis.

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Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Sandrine and Carol

United Kingdom


We had a fantastic trip and I keep remenbering all we have done. Thank you for the organisation which was great. Gruide in Nepal, Guinesh was really good, we learnt a lot and his french is perfect.
The guide in Tibet, Gyatso, was good and very good knowledge on the religious part.

All you need, is to update the driving time in Tibet. Due to the road construction, some driving time are now shorter then idicate on the itinerary. We had have to redone the itinerary some day. Otherwise we will have arrived in some town to early with nothing to do. Also at the Everest camp, 2 nights is too much if you are not doing a trek there. But definitely stop of 1 night expecially if you have blue sky and sun the next morning as we did. The landscape is amazing.

In Nepal, Chitwan was really good and I am glad we did it especially at the end of the tour as it very quiet and we could rest a little after the tiring trip in Tibet. 2 nights will have been better and includ to the itienerary. The Resort was exellent and the guide there was very welcome and nice.

The walk in Nagarkot is superb and Baktapur not to miss. We really like this town, it is quieter then Kathmandu and perfect for the shopping. You can easily spend 1 day there.

Drive all a long was really good.

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What is Included in the Cost

    • Warn welcome in airport & transfer hotel
    • All arrival and departure transfers using private vehicle
    • Twin share hotel accommodation at respective hotels
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • All sightseeing tour with local English speaking guide
    • All transfer by private vehicle; it is depend on group size
    • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
    • Necessary entrance fees
    • Winter care service: Hot Water bottle or Electric blanket to keep warm at Rongpuk Guest House.
    • Bottle Oxygen supply when travelling to EBC
    • Eco-bus between Rongpuk and EBC
    • Drinking water Provided during the trip
    • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
    • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;

What is Excluded in the Cost

    • International flight ticket.
    • Tibet visa fee and Airfare extra.
    • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
    • Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of tours, hotel accommodation etc.
    • Tips to guide, porters, drivers etc.
    • Personal Insurance.

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trips information

  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Air Ticket
  • Airport Pickup

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: ftt004
  • Trip duration: 8 Days
  • Grade: Moderate to Strenous
  • Group size: 12
  • Max-Altitude: 5200m.
  • Activity: Tours
  • Starts in: Lhasa
  • Ends in: Lhasa
  • Accomodation: Hotels & Lodges
  • Transportation: Private/Public Transport
  • Best Time: April - November
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